Carry-on of choice

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For at least 15 years, I’ve toted a black nylon LeSportsac carry-on, which weighs an ounce on a good day and is certainly within airline luggage limitations. With British Air, it’s all I get. With airlines that allow another personal item, for me it is a small LeSportsac backpack.

It’s doable for a week or a month. Basically, I pack the same stuff. Flying British Air, I wear more (several layers, and making full use of jacket pockets), with the backpack rolled up in the carry-on.

Incidentally, I noticed that REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) has a midsize canvas duffle that would work.

I haven’t checked a thing since I got stuck in Chicago many, many moons ago due to delayed luggage!

JO GILBERT

Menlo Park, CA

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For at least 15 years, I’ve toted a black nylon LeSportsac carry-on, which weighs an ounce on a good day and is certainly within airline luggage limitations. With British Air, it’s all I get. With airlines that allow another personal item, for me it is a small LeSportsac backpack.

It’s doable for a week or a month. Basically, I pack the same stuff. Flying British Air, I wear more (several layers, and making full use of jacket pockets), with the backpack rolled up in the carry-on.

Incidentally, I noticed that REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) has a midsize canvas duffle that would work.

I haven’t checked a thing since I got stuck in Chicago many, many moons ago due to delayed luggage!

JO GILBERT

Menlo Park, CA